Wayne Pinsent

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  1. Decoding DuPont Analysis
    Fundamental Analysis

    Decoding DuPont Analysis

    Get a deeper understanding of ROE with these three-step and five-step calculations.
  2. Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety
    Fundamental Analysis

    Take On Risk With A Margin of Safety

    More common risk theories can lead to missed opportunities. Find out how margin of safety can propel your portfolio.
  3. Don't Let Stock Prices Fool You
    Active Trading

    Don't Let Stock Prices Fool You

    Find out why a stock with a six-figure share price can still be a good value.
  4. How To Land A Finance Job With A Bachelor's Degree
    Professionals

    How To Land A Finance Job With A Bachelor's Degree

    Following these five tips will keep your resume out of the recycling bin.
  5. Credit Default Swaps: An Introduction
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Credit Default Swaps: An Introduction

    This derivative can help manage portfolio risk, but it isn't a simple vehicle.
  6. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  7. 5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make
    Options & Futures

    5 Common Mistakes Young Investors Make

    Starting to invest can be a scary process. Luckily, steering clear of common errors is half the battle.
  8. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes
    Taxes

    What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  9. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds
    Forex Education

    5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Index funds are an easy way to gain access to the financial markets, but here are five reasons why they may not be right for you.
  10. Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value
    Markets

    Company Clone Cost Reveals True Value

    Find out how calculating a reproduction cost for a company can beat out the dividend discount model.
  11. Don't Go Broke Buying Bankrupt Stocks
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Don't Go Broke Buying Bankrupt Stocks

    Don't be tricked by bankrupt companies' low stock prices; they're low for a reason.
  12. Investing Basics: Flight To Quality
    Fundamental Analysis

    Investing Basics: Flight To Quality

    At times of market stress, investors flee from risky assets to investments the safest ones available.
  13. 5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    5 Reasons To Avoid Index Funds

    Indexes are a hands-off way for investors to access the markets, but in some cases, nothing beats active investing.
  14. Distressed Debt An Avenue To Profit In Corporate Bankruptcy
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Distressed Debt An Avenue To Profit In Corporate Bankruptcy

    Use debt securities to attack bankrupt companies and scavenge them for profits.
  15. Tips To Beat Tough Interviews
    Professionals

    Tips To Beat Tough Interviews

    Learn how to answer some of the hardest interviewer questions and scenarios.
  16. AIG Reduces Hot Air Emissions
    Stock Analysis

    AIG Reduces Hot Air Emissions

    AIG axed CEO Martin Sullivan and his puffed-up predictions. This should help AIG restructure itself and regain investor trust.
  17. An iPhone Today Won't Keep The Downside Away
    Stock Analysis

    An iPhone Today Won't Keep The Downside Away

    The latest iPhone is half the price of the old one, and it should sell, but it might not be enough to keep the shares' lofty premium intact.
  18. Dell's Turnaround Talk Premature
    Stock Analysis

    Dell's Turnaround Talk Premature

    Dell managed to beat expectations, but they were low expectations. The overall picture is still bleak.
  19. Costco Blends Low Costs With High Profits
    Stock Analysis

    Costco Blends Low Costs With High Profits

    Discount club Costco saw profits rise 32% as price-conscious consumers flocked to its outlets.
  20. Dollars For Collars
    Stock Analysis

    Dollars For Collars

    Polo Ralph Lauren, king of the preppy shirt, breathed life into retail stocks by smashing earnings and revenue estimates then raising guidance.
  21. Cost Cuts Fill The Gap
    Stock Analysis

    Cost Cuts Fill The Gap

    Revenue slipped 5% for the quarter, yet Gap managed to boost earnings by cutting operating expenses and cost of goods sold.
  22. American Airlines: Pack Light, Or Pay Up
    Stock Analysis

    American Airlines: Pack Light, Or Pay Up

    AMR will now charge passengers $15 for their first checked bag. It's also cutting flights by 12% - bad news for AMR and the industry.
  23. Freddie Mac's Q1 All Style, No Substance
    Stock Analysis

    Freddie Mac's Q1 All Style, No Substance

    Freddie Mac's earnings beat analyst expectations, but this was due to accounting changes not financial strength.
  24. Gloomy Outlook Holds Back Cisco
    Stock Analysis

    Gloomy Outlook Holds Back Cisco

    Cisco beat expectations yet again, but conservative guidance held down the stock. Caution was the smart move however.
  25. More Troubles For Fannie Mae
    Stock Analysis

    More Troubles For Fannie Mae

    Chalk up another $2.2 billion in losses for America's largest mortgage buyer. Fannie's gloomy story is a warning for the industry.
  26. Pride Leads To Yahoo's Downfall
    Stock Analysis

    Pride Leads To Yahoo's Downfall

    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang decided it was better to reign in hell than serve in Microsoft's relative heaven. It's doubtful shareholders agree.
  27. CVS Posts Record Profits
    Stock Analysis

    CVS Posts Record Profits

    Despite the slowing U.S economy, CVS is still going strong.
  28. Kraft Sales Grow, Input Costs Drag
    Stock Analysis

    Kraft Sales Grow, Input Costs Drag

    Despite a drop in profits, Kraft beat estimates and saw its sales climb.
  29. CME Worth The Risk?
    Stock Analysis

    CME Worth The Risk?

    The CME Group more than doubled profit, yet failed to meet expectations and was punished for it. Risk lovers should love this opportunity.
  30. Wachovia's Checklist To Diminish Share Value
    Stock Analysis

    Wachovia's Checklist To Diminish Share Value

    Wachovia released bad news on top of bad news. What is in store for the nation's fourth largest bank?
  31. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans
    Stock Analysis

    Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could follow.
  32. UBS, Deutsche Bank Latest Subprime Confessors
    Stock Analysis

    UBS, Deutsche Bank Latest Subprime Confessors

    UBS and Deutsche Bank pre-announced more write-downs from subprime linked troubles. The good news is that the end may be in sight.
  33. What Paulson's Plan Means To Exchanges
    Stock Analysis

    What Paulson's Plan Means To Exchanges

    Stock exchanges could benefit while futures exchanges will suffer under Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's proposed regulatory changes.
  34. FDIC To Fremont: Put Up Or Shut The Doors
    Stock Analysis

    FDIC To Fremont: Put Up Or Shut The Doors

    Fremont General has to shore up capital for its banking unit. Failure would mean the biggest U.S. bank collapse in 20 years.
  35. Mutual Funds With Hedge Fund Ambitions
    Stock Analysis

    Mutual Funds With Hedge Fund Ambitions

    Most investors don't have the coin to invest in hedge funds, but many mutual funds are bringing these strategies to the common man.
  36. ConAgra Exits Commodities Trading At The Perfect Time
    Stock Analysis

    ConAgra Exits Commodities Trading At The Perfect Time

    ConAgra is moving back to basics by unloading its commodity trading business. Prices are soaring, and it will have its pick of suitors.
  37. Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War
    Stock Analysis

    Clear Channel And Banks Play Tug Of War

    The long-awaited private equity buyout of Clear Channel has hit a roadblock. The banks are now balking at financing the deal.
  38. Pick A Retirement Date: Target-Date Funds Will Do The Rest
    Stock Analysis

    Pick A Retirement Date: Target-Date Funds Will Do The Rest

    If stock picking makes your palms sweat and asset-allocation strategies make your head spin, these mutual funds can help.
  39. Visa Debuts At No.1
    Stock Analysis

    Visa Debuts At No.1

    Visa became the largest IPO in U.S. history, and with the oversubscription options possibly the biggest in the world. Should you buy in?
  40. Scrutinizing The Bear Stearns Fallout
    Stock Analysis

    Scrutinizing The Bear Stearns Fallout

    Several burning questions were left in the wake of the Bear Stearns buyout. We examine the implications for the broader market.
  41. Bear Stearns' $2 Catastrophe
    Stock Analysis

    Bear Stearns' $2 Catastrophe

    JPMorgan Chase saved Bear Stearns from bankruptcy and may have grabbed a bargain to boot.
  42. Blackstone In The Red
    Stock Analysis

    Blackstone In The Red

    Blackstone stock has dropped more than 50% since its June IPO, and things do not look to be improving in the near term.
  43. Google Adds DoubleClick To Its Arsenal
    Stock Analysis

    Google Adds DoubleClick To Its Arsenal

    The acquisition of online ad company DoubleClick is great news for stumbling Google and protects against a Yahoo-Microsoft merger.
  44. H&R Block Returns To Its True Love
    Stock Analysis

    H&R Block Returns To Its True Love

    H&R Block split from its subprime unit, Option One, to refocus on taxes. The move had to be made, but recovery will be slow and painful.
  45. Straight AAAs For Failing Bond Insurers
    Stock Analysis

    Straight AAAs For Failing Bond Insurers

    S&P reaffirmed the 'AAA' ratings of MBIA and Ambac - yet another case where the report card is more about self esteem than results.
  46. Priceline Doubles Profit, Loses Growing Room (PCLN)
    Stock Analysis

    Priceline Doubles Profit, Loses Growing Room (PCLN)

    A 62% increase in travel bookings helped Priceline double profit in Q4. Shares jumped, but also caught up to growth potential.
  47. Good News From News Corp. (NWS)
    Stock Analysis

    Good News From News Corp. (NWS)

    The media giant released Q2 earnings and guidance that showed strength during a weakening economy.
  48. Worried About The Economy? Use Short ETFs
    Stock Analysis

    Worried About The Economy? Use Short ETFs

    With the possibility of further declines in the equity markets, short ETFs provide a valuable hedge.
  49. Microsoft Finally Pops The Question (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)
    Stock Analysis

    Microsoft Finally Pops The Question (YHOO, MSFT, GOOG)

    The rumors were true, and Microsoft put in a surprising $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo. Should Google be worried?
  50. Bank Of Missed Opportunity (BAC)
    Stock Analysis

    Bank Of Missed Opportunity (BAC)

    Bank of America reported large losses and job cuts that indicate an exit from its investment bankings businesses.
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